Three weeks ago I set these goals. And promised to share the results now.
It was the first time I said what I want to achieve in a certain period of time in front of others, and although no one actually has some control over what I do or can tell me anything that can change my behavior, staying accountable itself helps.
And I can say that I would have worse results now, if I hadn’t posted my goals here. What’s more, I actually managed to do everything I desired.
My morning routine and gym objectives were achieved – a few times I really didn’t want to do my full ritual when I got up, or go for a workout, but I did it only so that I can feel accomplished now. And it was worth it.
I also didn’t eat carbs (the kind I wanted to avoid). In fact, I ate so much better during these 3 weeks than I did before. And am planning to keep it that way.
The writing part – writing for at least 1 h five times a week – wasn’t perfect, though. I felt some resistance almost every time I sat down to write, which wasn’t there before I had it as a goal (creative processes don’t really make any sense most of the times).
The second week I didn’t write 5 times, but I made up for it the week after that. So I did the writing I planned to do, but the main point was to make it a habit to write almost every day of the week. Will have to keep working on that.
So having a good morning routine, exercising regularly, writing and eating better – checked.
Actually, the only thing I have to be proud of is the fact that I stayed consistent. After all, we all know what we should be doing daily, but it’s not easy to do it and repeat it the next day.
So I can only hope I’ll stay motivated enough to keep going so that I can see more results.
That’s all for now.
And if you’re setting some new goals, try finding an accountability buddy, publish it on your blog, find such groups online, or else. It works.
PS, Today is 2 years since I made this blog. So cheers for that.
To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.
In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.
We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.
I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.
“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”
In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.
Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.
You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.
1. Be fearless like a lion.
A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?
My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.
Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.
Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.
Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.
2. Know your limits and then defy them.
You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.
A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.
As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.
I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.
3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.
A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.
Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing.
Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.
4. Be willing to accept failure.
Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!
Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:
5. Have a winning attitude every day.
To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.
The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.
I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.
6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.
We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.
Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.
You are the king of the jungle. Own it!
This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.